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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-04-2021, 08:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 946
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: 29 Woodie for sale

I am a 4th generation master carpenter, period furniture maker. Cars are a hobby that I love. This is the kind of thing that I have wanted to build for a long time. I study wood body cars anytime I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-03-2021, 07:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 946
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: 29 Woodie for sale

Thats what stings me on this one, my brother lives in Ont. and could store it for me until the lockdown is lifted!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-03-2021, 07:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 946
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: 29 Woodie for sale

Model A officianados please correct my ignorance, but although the panel layout looks right, there is something about the body in its entirety that looks 'off'. I would surmise at some point, perhaps...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-25-2021, 07:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 473
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Shipping ....again

I had a part being shipped by Estes, I waited 3 days (missing work) for delivery. Each day they said it would be there. Finally showed up the third day about 5pm. Its not just small packages!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-22-2021, 08:38 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,816
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Birthday present

Synchro, in MD, there is an uninsured motorist fund just for that case. Also, if a person cannot get insurance from a private carrier the state will provide it, but it is quite expensive. Usually...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-22-2021, 08:36 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,816
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Birthday present

I was sideswiped on a small country road whilst driving my F150. Her mirror took my mirror off (which was lucky as it was a matter of seconds from being a head on). She kept rolling along, road so...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-22-2021, 08:31 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,816
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Birthday present

[QUOTE=Dean Lemoine;1987810]A few thoughts and comments:

Why did I drive my Model A to a big box store in the middle of winter?
It was a beautiful North Georgia day. There’s nothing that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-20-2021, 10:35 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,816
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Birthday present

Yes, you can reason its only a car, but it belongs to someone and that should be respected. I do not expect for my car to be hit when I drive it, and I dont anticipate hitting someone elses car...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-19-2021, 09:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 422
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Running board mounted air pump.

Yes they did. One big cause of flat tires was horse shoe nails. Just about every early motorcycle I have come across has a tire pump for just that reason
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-12-2021, 08:41 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,750
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: 4 post lift

My neighbor had a really nice 2 poster. He died unexpectedly, after some time had passed I approached his widow regarding helping her clean out the shop. Which was full of cars and parts. She was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-11-2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,750
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: 4 post lift

I thought at one time Backyard Buddy was a 'mom n pop' type of manufacturer, I recall reading that they were sold to another company, I suppose it was Advantage.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-11-2021, 09:17 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,750
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: 4 post lift

I have neither, but if and when I get one it will be a 4 post. I think they both have their advantages and disadvantages. My thought process and I may be wrong, is that a 4 post is a bit safer, and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-08-2021, 02:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,242
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Was Plywood Used

I have heard this many times. I know ZERO about car production, but I do know a little about wood. I would think it would be easier (thus cheaper) to have wood to be used in the production of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-08-2021, 07:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,242
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Was Plywood Used

Good info, wasnt sure there would be any response. Somewhat related I had a 1913 English made motorcycle, the floor boards in the sidecar were plywood. Common sense and logic would have made me...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-05-2021, 08:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,242
Posted By 77Birdman
Was Plywood Used

There are a few threads that pop up regarding wood questions. Purely out of curiosity, was plywood used in any parts of the original construction of any of the 'A's?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-05-2021, 08:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,492
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: 1931 Model AA Paddy Wagon

Welcome Julie,

I do not know Shew01, and have no dog in this fight, but lately there seems to be an influx of scammers on car forums. In particular when an old thread is resurrected. I am sure he...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-03-2021, 08:31 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,578
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: A question for old guys

What are the possibilities of your local school having an auto tech course? (Although right now thats probably a moot point with covid as well). If you need help with basic stuff, oil change, lube,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-28-2021, 08:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 549
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Painting

Regardless of price, any paint job should be great. The expectations should be none the less. A reputable shop will strive to do their best work.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-25-2021, 08:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,156
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Diesel Conversion

I saw a car at Reningers a few years ago (perhaps the owner is on here) that was converted to all electric. I thought that one was pretty interesting as well.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2021, 08:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 762
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Fire Truck Caught on Fire

Yikes, hope it wasnt too bad.
I once did a home repair to the local fire chiefs house, his bathroom caught on fire from an unattended candle!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2021, 08:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 916
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: NOS paint thickness

Would be nice to see some original paint examples. I would imagine they put on just what was needed. And yes, most aspects of a car are over restored today. In defense, its what people expect though....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2021, 08:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,463
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Insurance policy w/o liability?

I dont see where actual cost of parts to labor is relevant to insurance cost/value on an agreed value policy. My experience with Grundy is, I told the amount I wanted, sent them the required pics of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2021, 08:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,463
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Insurance policy w/o liability?

I agree with you not wanting to double pay, but like the previous answers I dont think that full coverage with a specialty carrier is all that expensive. The one thing you may want to double check on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2021, 08:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,067
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: new to the model a/forum

Could always tie the spare to the radiator!

Welcome, great looking truck. My first 'car' was a 65 F100.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 994
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: A working Sedan Delivery

I bet the tooling on the side wall weighs more than 400lb!
I suppose they could have rigged up power somehow to pull off of the customers shop whilst making a sales call. Even if it was wired...
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